PETALING JAYA: Most of Malaysia’s Covid-19 infections, especially serious cases that require intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, are now coming from the unvaccinated.

The Star‘s analysis of Health Ministry figures show that eight of out of 10 people who were infected over the past two weeks have not gotten a vaccine jab.

In the 14-day period from July 26 to Aug 8 a total of 249,102 Covid-19 cases were reported, of which 204,087 (81.9%) were classified as patients with no vaccination history.

The remaining 45,015 (18.1%) were classified as patients with a history of vaccination, though no breakdown was available on how many among them had gotten one dose and how many had received both jabs.

There was also no information on how many among the unvaccinated who got infected had already registered for vaccination, or how many of them were not yet eligible for vaccination, such as those below the age of 18.

Currently, under-18s are allowed to register for their jabs, although the vaccination rollout for this group is still being reviewed for its benefits and risks.

At the moment, only children with chronic health conditions will be prioritised for vaccination.

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